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2017 – A new Resurgence in Horror

17 May 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Horror seems to be making a comeback with a new wave of films now receiving both critical acclaim, as well as financial success at the box office. Just by attaching the names of writer/director James Wan or Production Company Blumhouse, seems to have enough momentum to make it a box office hit. So with the public now paying to get scared again, here are the top five horror films worth looking out for in 2017.

Death House (Release Date: Tbc)

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With jump scare film franchises like The Conjuring (2013-2016) and Insidious (2010 -2018) dominating at the box office, it will take something special to change the trend, but that is something Death House is looking to initiate.

Based on an original concept by Gunnar Hansen to bring the icons of horror together the cast reflects his vision perfectly; and for any icons not featured in the original, 5 sequels are already planned for the franchise. »

- Philip Rogers

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Horror Channel announces eight premieres for May

24 April 2017 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel has announced eight prime-time weekend film premieres for May, including the UK premieres of José Manuel Cravioto’s pulse-pounding thriller Bound to Vengeance and Mary Lambert’s evil-spirited gripper Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, along with network premieres for Don Mancini’s killer-dolls spin-off Seed of Chucky, starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly & Billy Boyd, Xavier Gen’s unsettling post-apocalyptic horror The Divide, the epic vampire-battling Daybreakers, starring Eithan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, Stephen Kay’s monster in the closet chiller Boogeyman, Jamie Blanks’ teen slasher Urban Legend and Ryuhei Kitamura’s mystery-man rampaging No One Lives.

Fri 5 May @ 21:00 – Boogeyman (2005) *Network Premiere

Tim (Barry Watson) is haunted by traumatic memories from his past, linked to the death of his father. Desperate to resolve his issues, he returns to the house where he grew up. But while Tim wants to convince himself the ghostly memories he carries are just a figment of his imagination, »

- Gary Collinson

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Monsterpalooza 2017 – Cult of Chucky Will Be Bloodiest Entry in the Franchise

10 April 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another interesting tidbit came out of this year’s Monsterpalooza. During the Cult of Chucky panel hosted by DC’s Tony Timpone and featuring creator Don Mancini, stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, along with special effects icon Tony Gardner, Mancini let… Continue Reading →

The post Monsterpalooza 2017 – Cult of Chucky Will Be Bloodiest Entry in the Franchise appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Cult of Chucky Is the Goriest Child's Play Yet Promises Director

10 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January, Cult of Chucky, Universal 1440's highly-anticipated horror sequel, started production, with director Don Mancini and star Jennifer Tilly sharing the first set photos. Now that the film is in post-production, the wait for the first trailer begins. But before the first footage drops, writer-director Don Mancini descended upon the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena, California this weekend, where he shed some new light on this sequel. During his convention appearance, the director made quite the bold statement, revealing that this will be the goriest Chucky movie ever.

"The gore effects in this movie, this is definitly the goriest of all of the movies. [This] wasn't something [we] set out to do, it just sort of turned out that way."

Don Mancini was joined by Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif and animatronic effects supervisor Tony Gardner at the convention, with the director revealing that the story picks up directly after 2013's Curse of Chucky. »

- MovieWeb

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Elton John Turns 70, Draws Huge Celeb Crowd to Birthday Party (Photo Gallery + Video)

26 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Elton John turned 70 over the weekend ... holy crap. As you might imagine, Sir Elton's birthday party Saturday night drew a Huge celeb crowd at Red Studios Hollywood, as well as some kick-ass performances. [[tmz:video id="0_tyb9xhm5"]] Stevie Wonder played ... so did Lady Gaga. Meanwhile the crowd was full of stars like Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, James Corden, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Tilly, David Foster, Dakota Johnson, Matthew Morrison and Ryan Phillipe. Even »

- TMZ Staff

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The casinos of the stars: Where the celebs go to gamble…

23 March 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Las Vegas is home to over thirty very different casinos. From the Mandalay Bay to the south of the famous strip – aka Las Vegas Boulevard, to the far north, where you’ll find the likes of the towering Stratosphere and the Fremont, the city attracts millions of people each and every year. Of course, as well us ‘normal people’, famous folk like a flutter too, and celebrities can often be seen in Sin City trying their luck on the thousands of gaming tables. But who likes to go where? Here, we take a look at five big casinos where the stars like to come out and play.

The Bellagio

Arguably the biggest and most famous hotel and casino on the strip, the Bellagio is placed in the middle of all of the action between the huge Caesar’s Palace and The Cosmopolitan. Many of Hollywood’s elite have been spotted at the famous casino tables, »

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How Well Do You Know 'Liar Liar'?

21 March 2017 1:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jim Carrey starred as a lying attorney compelled to tell the truth in the 1997 Universal film Liar Liar, which hit theaters 20 years ago on March 21.

In the film, Carrey's character is unable to lie after his son makes a birthday wish that his dad be honest and it comes true. The Tom Shadyac-directed movie was produced by Brian Grazer and also starred Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz and Cary Elwes.

The film has an 81 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes (94 percent among "top critics") and earned more than $300 million at the worldwide box office.

In honor »

- Hilary Lewis

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Deadly Pleasures: Seed Of Chucky (2004)

20 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Seed of Chucky is the best Child’s Play movie by John Waters that he never directed. And to me, it’s probably the most underappreciated entry in the entire series, because if you take a moment to look at what Don Mancini did with this 2004 sequel, you’ll realize it’s a brilliant celebration of B-movies that also cleverly mixes up the Child’s Play franchise formula once again.

Seed of Chucky picks up after the events of Bride of Chucky, addressing the deaths of both Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (voiced by Jennifer Tilly), and the birth of their unlikely progeny, who was rescued from the graveyard by a ventriloquist named Psychs (Keith-Lee Castle) and now works as a dummy named “Shitface” (voiced by Billy Boyd). One night, Tiffany and Chucky’s offspring sees what »

- Heather Wixson

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Jennifer Tilly Bets On Tom Brady's Balls and Gaga's Boobs (Video)

5 February 2017 11:52 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_58blc8jt"]] Jennifer Tilly's got money on Tom Brady's deflated balls coming through in the clutch again ... plus a high wager for Lady Gaga's cleavage. We got the actress out Sunday at Lax, where she told us who she thought would win Super Bowl Li ... despite not being able to ID one of the teams correctly. If history's any indication, the Patriots got this ... according to Jennifer. She's also got racks on Gaga's boobs making an appearance. »

- TMZ Staff

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Another Actress Joins the ‘Cult of Chucky’

28 January 2017 11:34 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Grace Lynn Kung – who starred in Cube 2 and Guillermo del Toro’s FX series “The Strain” – has joined the growing cast of the now-filming Cult of Chucky. Brad Dourif returns to once again provide Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (who became the popular female […] »

- Brad Miska

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'Cult of Chucky' begins principal photography

11 January 2017 6:58 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Seth Metoyer,

MoreHorror.com

Fans of the 2013 film Curse of Chucky (not to mention the rest of the franchise) should be excited, because long await follow up Cult of Chucky is coming.

Check out all the details below.

From The Press Release

Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child’s Play thriller franchise, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 9, 2017. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in fall 2017 — just in time for Halloween. Packed with the franchise’s signature blend of horror and demented humor, Cult of Chucky is the latest production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 30 years since Chucky first terrified moviegoers in Child’s Play,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, »

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Cult of Chucky Poster and Photos Arrive as Shooting Begins

11 January 2017 9:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child's Play thriller franchise, began principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada this week, and today we have the first set photos, along with some new promo art. Stars Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly took to social media to share the first images from the Winnipeg set, along with director Don Mancini. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in fall 2017, just in time for Halloween. Packed with the franchise's signature blend of horror and demented humor, Cult of Chucky is the latest production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Here's what Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment, had to say in a statement.

"It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 30 years since Chucky first terrified moviegoers in Child's Play. »

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Chucky’s Back! And this time he’s bringing his cult!

11 January 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

I’m a huge fan of the Child’s Play franchise, I have been since I was a teenager, before everyone jumped on the bandwagon back in the early 90s when Child’s Play 3 was decried as a new “video nasty” here in the UK. Since then we’ve had two more comedic entries, Bride… and Seed…, and then 2013′s Curse of Chucky which saw Brad Dourif’s daughter Fiona take the lead in a film that brought the terror back to the Good Guy doll.

Now, thanks to EW, we have info on the latest film in the series, a teaser featuring clips from the series, and a title: Cult of Chucky. A film that not only sees Fiona Dourif returning as Nica, the heroine of the previous film; but also Alex Vincent, as Andy Barclay – Chucky’s original nemesis who popped up [spoilers] at the end of Curse of Chucky. »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Cult of Chucky’ Trailer: Reacquaint Yourself with Everyone’s Favorite Killer Doll

5 January 2017 2:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Six films and nearly 30 years later, Chucky is still going strong — so strong, in fact, that the “Child’s Play” movies aren’t even called that anymore. This year’s upcoming “Cult of Chucky” is the fourth consecutive film in the horror franchise to drop the original title entirely, and a new trailer for it works as a reminder of the killer doll’s murderous exploits. Watch it below.

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Brad Dourif once again voices the title character, a serial killer whose soul is trapped inside a doll; his homicidal tendencies survived the transition even if his body did not. Here’s the premise: “Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist »

- Michael Nordine

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Check Out The Gruesome New Teaser For Cult Of Chucky: Child's Play 7

5 January 2017 10:11 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The face of terror, in overalls

Is everyone ready for another round of musical chair with Charles, our friend 'til the end? Well, get ready because the seventh installment of Child's Play has been announced. Cult of Chucky begins production on January 9th, with long-time series director Don Mancini at the helm. Mancini has written every single film in the series sine the 1988 original, and wrote and directed the last two sequels, 2004's Seed of Chucky and 2013's Curse of Chucky. Say what you will about the Child's Play series, the first two were classics and this one brings back Andy!

According to Entertainment Weekly, the story follows Nica Pierce (Fioan Dourif), introduced in the last film, Curse of Chucky, who's been confined to an insane asylum for the past four years and still believes that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. However, several grisly murders start to suddenly »

- Tyler Richardson

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Watch the Announcement Trailer for New Child’S Play Movie Cult Of Chucky

5 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The world's deadliest Good Guys doll will return in Cult of Chucky, the seventh movie in the Child's Play series. Directed by Don Mancini and featuring the return of franchise stars Fiona DourifAlex VincentJennifer Tilly, and Brad Dourif, Cult of Chucky begins production on January 9th and is teased in official plot details and a new teaser trailer that you can watch right now.

Cult of Chucky is slated for a fall 2017 release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Below, we have the official press release with full details and the new teaser trailer.

Press Release: Universal City, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child's Play thriller franchise, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 9, 2017. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray »

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Cult of Chucky Trailer: The Killer Doll Is Back

5 January 2017 9:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Not only is the iconic killer doll Chucky back for his seventh big screen outing, this latest sequel promises to be something very special. As Cult of Chucky is bringing back a character from the original 1988 horror classic Child's Play. Yup! Andy finally returns. And this time, he has a very personal score to settle with his ol' pal.

Universal 1440 Entertainment today announced that Cult of Chucky is the official follow up to 2013's Curse of Chucky. And it will continue that movie's storyline, bringing in some familiar elements from the entire horror series. This is the seventh movie in the Child's Play franchise. Production is scheduled to begin in Canada next week. And the movie should arrive on Blu-ray and VOD just in time for the Halloween season. Says Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment.

"It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 30 years since »

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Watch the announcement trailer for new Child’s Play film ‘Cult Of Chucky’

5 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The announcement trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play movie Cult Of Chucky has landed. The film is coming to the home entertainment markets later in the year, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Here’s the official plot.

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, »

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Cult Of Chucky: new Child's Play movie starts filming

5 January 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jan 6, 2017

Child’s Play 7 starts filming next week, and an announcement trailer has landed.

A true classic never goes out of style. Your friend til the end is starting a cult and you’d have to be crazy not to join. The seventh installment in the Child’s Play haunted doll franchise, Cult Of Chucky, will begin filming in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Monday, January 9th. This Monday, for short.

Brad Dourif will reprise the voice of Chucky that he’s been doing since the original 1988 film. His daughter Fiona will once again take on the role of Nica Pierce that began in Curse Of Chucky. Jennifer Tilly, who played the female doll Tiffany in Bride Of Chucky before she became a real girl in Seed Of Chucky, is also back as well as Child’s Play vets Alex Vincent and Summer H Howell.

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Child’s Play 7 announced as Cult of Chucky; read the synopsis and watch the trailer here

5 January 2017 7:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been rumoured and teased for some time, but Entertainment Weekly have announced today that Charles Lee Ray will be back for a seventh outing in Cult of Chucky. The synopsis reads:

Cult of Chucky will catch up with [Nica from Curse of Chucky] at an asylum for the criminally insane where she has been confined for the past four years and is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when Nica’s psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay, Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany, Chucky’s long-ago bride, »

- Luke Owen

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